Best Practices For Creating Successful Faculty-Led Programs

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  • Dates: Jul 10 – 16, 2018


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As recent industry data confirms, students are increasingly opting for a short-term study abroad experience. Concurrently, faculty-led and custom models are proving to be successful vehicles for increasing diversity among study abroad students. To respond to these key trends in global education, faculty and international education professionals share a responsibility for delivering high-quality short-term learning opportunities that are accessible to a wide range of students. To support these efforts, this seminar will discuss best practices for faculty-led programs. With a focus on how providers and sending schools work together to create excellent academic experiences, topics will include: timelines for successful program delivery, ensuring academic excellence, effective methods of collaboration between study abroad advisors and faculty leaders, and program promotion and outreach to students. Learn how to turn Paris into your classroom through honest analysis of what makes faculty-led programs strongest. Reflect on how to maintain academic rigor and focus in sometimes very short-term programs. Listen to seasoned study abroad professionals with knowledge about how to make a faculty-led program as structured, safe, and stimulating as it can be.


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Based in Paris, participants fly in and out of Paris.

If you’re looking to spend time in one of the world’s most prominent centers of culture, finance, and commerce, look no further than Paris. The capital of France—and the country’s most populous city—Paris is a top tourist destination and will make you fall in love with its historic landmarks, exquisite dining, and charming architecture.” 


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During this seminar, participants will:

  • Identify key components for a successful faculty-led program
  • Gain insight about how to build productive relationships between faculty and international education administrators
  • Develop and design holistic, thematic, or interdisciplinary short-term learning experiences
  • Discuss successful program promotion and outreach to potential participants
  • Critically assess strategies for encouraging diverse students to study abroad
  • Participants will leave the session with a detailed plan to deliver a short-term program that breaks down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture.
  • This seminar will be a participatory workshop that will include introductory lectures, small group work, and excursions into the city to put our plans into action. Most sessions involve interactive exercises and discussions. Participants will have opportunities to experience co-curricular activities just as their students would. Faculty and international education professionals working with faculty-led programs are encouraged to apply to give the seminar the perspective of both involved parties.


Discuss ideas for streamlined methods of communication during the planning process


How can we make short-term programs high-quality academic experiences?


What elements are needed to make short-term programs meaningful, cross-cultural experiences for students?


  • What are key roles for the faculty leader during the program?
  • What are the key roles of the provider?
  • How can the two best work together?


A key component to designing a successful faculty-led program is incorporating the local sights and culture into the curriculum for active learning. In this seminar we will take advantage of the City of Lights and approach excursions from the point of view of a program leader on an actual faculty-led program.

CIEE Global Institute – Paris staff will propose an array of proven co-curricular activities and reveal how to make the most of short program time over the brilliant space that is Paris. Outings may include the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, the new Musée de l’Homme, the Museum of the History of Medicine, the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood in the 18th arrondissement, the Museum of Music at the Philharmonie de Paris, or a visit to the Père Lachaise cemetery.

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